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TCU News: Patterson eager to see Robinson against Southern

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GP not focused on Urban Meyer fallout. Says TCU has a “you cheat, you’re fired” policy | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Patterson is staying focused on Southern and SMU, before he starts to think about Ohio State.

“I’ve got Southern [to open the season on Sept. 1] and then I have SMU. Both are big games for us because we’ve been really banged up. We’ve got a lot of young players, so for us what I’ve done is just kept myself to the task and understand that I’ve got to take care of what I’m in charge of.”

Gary Patterson is as eager as TCU fans to see how this player performs against Southern | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Shawn Robinson is the starter, and GP is excited to see what he does in his first game of the season. He mentioned that Robinson is in better shape than a season ago.

“Shawn is really starting to step up, own the offense, understand what’s going on. He lost 10-12 pounds, which has made him even faster and probably more durable, better shape than he was maybe at the end of the school year last season.


McCall Earns Big 12 Weekly Honors |

elan McCall was tabbed as the Big 12 Rookie of the Week after she helped TCU to a 4-0 start on the season. Something tells me this won’t be the last time she’s recognized by the conference for outstanding play.

The freshman was a stud offensively for the Frogs with 59 total kills and a team-best 4.54 kills per set. The Leander, Texas native’s kills per set total ranked the highest among all freshmen in the conference for the week and fourth overall. McCall totaled double-digit kills in every match played and scored her first double-double of 21 kills and 14 digs in the win over North Dakota.

Cross Country

Women’s XC Ranked in Regional Poll |

It’s a growing program at TCU, and it looks like coach Jennifer Fazioli has them heading in the right direction.

“It’s a good starting point for a still growing team,” cross country coach Jennifer Fazioli said. “The goal would be to exceed that ranking by the end of the year but that requires consistent training – which appears our women certainly put in over the summer – and everyone remaining healthy coupled with some of our veterans stepping up in their last seasons in a TCU uniform. All of which are realistic and doable. We are in a good place but there is still much work to do in order to earn and maintain that ranking.”